stealer

Definitions of stealer
  1. noun
    a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    synonyms: thief
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    Khayr ad-Din
    Barbary pirate (died in 1546)
    Jean Laffite
    French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
    Sir Henry Morgan
    a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
    Bartholomew Roberts
    a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
    Edward Thatch
    an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Dick Turpin
    English highwayman (1706-1739)
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    bandit, brigand
    an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
    booster, lifter, shoplifter
    a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    burglar
    a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
    dacoit, dakoit
    a member of an armed gang of robbers
    defalcator, embezzler, peculator
    someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    body snatcher, ghoul, graverobber
    someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
    graverobber
    someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
    holdup man, stickup man
    an armed thief
    larcener, larcenist
    a person who commits larceny
    cutpurse, dip, pickpocket
    a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
    literary pirate, pirate, plagiariser, plagiarist, plagiarizer
    someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    despoiler, freebooter, looter, pillager, plunderer, raider, spoiler
    someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    robber
    a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
    cattle thief, rustler
    someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
    cracksman, safebreaker, safecracker
    a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
    snatcher
    a thief who grabs and runs
    pilferer, sneak thief, snitcher
    a thief who steals without using violence
    bank robber
    a robber of banks
    highjacker, highwayman, hijacker, road agent
    a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
    cat burglar, housebreaker
    a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    mugger
    a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)
    buccaneer, pirate, sea robber, sea rover
    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    wharf rat
    someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
    type of:
    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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